Another new box for another square

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Project by Chris Wright posted 11-07-2012 10:35 PM 1560 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I have a Starrett six inch double square. And any of you who have a Starrett square know they are great squares but they come in a card board box. Always seemed kind of cheap so I decided to make a new one. It matches the case for my combo square set I built a few weeks back. It’s made from maple with walnut accents. as with the other cases I plan to use a few rare earth magnets to keep it closed.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 02:18 AM

Really nice box, even if it wasn’t for a square.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 02:22 AM

nice box! I like the contrast between walnut and maple

-- Yves

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 12:28 PM

That is a very nice box and protects the tool.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 01:23 PM

Very nice, how do you get the mitre’s to hold?

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 01:26 PM

I make sure I cut them square and just a good tight glue joint. If I’m sure glue is on the entire surface of the miter then the chance of failure is pretty low. I’ve made close to a hundred boxes this way and have only had a few fail, and always due to not enough glue on the miters.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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